Local authorities told to focus on adoption for children in care

Cathy Ashley, the chief executive of Family Rights Group: “Adoption is the right solution for some children. However, far more children who cannot live with their parents flourish in the care of wider family, yet the latter receives negligible recognition, support or finance.”

NIROMP view is that there should be no hierarchy – adoption should be situated alongside all other routes to permanence (equally), with no hierarchy.

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